The following ports need to be forwarded for IPlay:
IPlay - PC
- TCP: 4990-4999
- UDP: 4990-4999
Forward Ports for IPlay
When you use IPlay you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to IPlay.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Forward Ports for IPlay
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for IPlay in the corresponding boxes in your router.
You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for IPlay:
List of Routers - Customized for IPlay
That's all it takes to forward your ports for IPlay.